The Training Insider: April Edition

 
 
 
 

Hello!

Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter! We had a busy month attending the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Annual Convention, the Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP) Conference, the Indiana Afterschool Association (IAN) Conference, and now we are gearing up to attend the BOOST Conference

New courses were released and updates made to our learning management system! Learn more about these updates below. 

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- The CypherWorx Team

 

Market News

CypherWorx Updates

 
 

BOOST Conference 2016

Looking forward to attending this year's BOOST Collaborative Conference in Palm Springs! Be sure to visit us at Booth #102 and attend our workshops to increase your odds to win a privately-branded LMS for your organization ($10,000 value) or an OST course bundle ($150 value).

We will be giving away one (1) privately-branded LMS and five (5) OST courses bundles every day of the conference. Take a look at our list of workshops: 

  • Workshop Presentation: Strengthening Quality in AfterSchool & OST Programs on Wednesday, April 27th at 2:45pm PT in Mesquite G/H. 
  • Camp Inspire Session: Professional Development Opportunities for SAC/OST Providers on Thursday, April 28th at 10:00am PT in Exhibit Hall Station A
  • Inspiration Station:  Professional Development Opportunities for SAC/OST Providers on Thursday, April 28th at 11:00am PT in Exhibit Hall Station E

Online Community Results Spotlight Week

In honor of our Spotlight Week hosted by Online Community Results, we are hosting a webinar on social learning for organizations! Register for the webinar to learn more about the principles and benefits of social learning, how to spot LMS packages with baked-in community features, and hear case studies of organizations that are already reaping the benefits of a socially enabled LMS. To register and learn more about the webinar, click here

National Afterschool Association Convention Recap

Jim Murphy (Chief Programming Officer) and Steve Stookey (Chief Operating Officer) attended the 2016 National Afterschool Association Convention in Orlando last month! We were a sponsor, had a booth, and also hosted a workshop. During our workshop, we shared how our online training is solving so many of the issues surrounding professional development.

We also had many raffles, including a raffle to give away four (4) privately-branded LMS sites! Congratulations to the following people have won these sites for their organizations:

Pictured Below: Top Left- Steve Stookey at booth, Top Right- Jim Murphy and Heidi Ham, Bottom Left- Jim Murphy with our partner at CALSAC, Bottom Right- Jim Murphy with our friend at Illinois Afterschool Network. 

 

National Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week

National Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is coming up April 25-29 ! In honor of this week and to make sure your staff is getting the training they need, we are offering 20% off a privately-branded LMS site! Contact learnmore@cypherworx.com to hear more. 

Rochester Business Journal Feature

Great article in the  Rochester Business Journal featuring CypherWorx. CypherWorx is quoted as a source of expertise for cutting edge instructional design for eLearning! Download the full article by  clicking here

 

Instructional Design Updates

Courses Live:

- Ending Extinction: The Basics - Module 2 (San Diego Zoo Global Academy)

- Outdoor Personal Protective Equipment 

- Heat Illness

- Compressed Gas Safety

 

Programming Updates

- Events are now searchable on Course Catalog page

- Admins can now add learners to events once an event ends

-  Performance optimization increased 

 

National Workforce Registry Approval

Pleased to announce that we have been officially approved by the  National Workforce Registry Alliance Registry! This organization aims at providing high quality, coordinated, documented, and accessible state career development systems that support a well-trained, well-educated, supported, adequately compensated early childhood and afterschool workforce.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Afterschool Improvement Series

The Out of School Time Professional Development Certificate Series Info Session

Administrative Users Group Meeting

What Community and Social Features are Vital to Your Organization's LMS?

 

Welcoming New Partners...

           

 

 

If you haven't done so already, remember to register into our Snapshot Demo site to learn more:  collabornation.net/ login/snapshot

This demo site is a fully functional site that allows you to explore all of the different features and functionality that our LMS has to offer. Download this PDF for instructions on how to register into the site:  Snapshot_Tutorial2.15. 16.pdf

The site also contains sample courses to preview and see how our instructional designers have made learning and training interactive and fun. 

 
 
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11th Edition    |   April 2016